Around Onslow

This page is designed to cover each of the roads (roads, closes, streets, cul-de-sacs and avenues) that make up the village.

In time, it is planned that there will be a picture gallery for each road, showing it through the year.

 

Abbots Close

If you have any interesting information about Abbots Close, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Bannisters Road

Running between East Meads/ Hedgeway and Litchfield Way, Bannisters Road is quite narrow and almost without exception, has retained its beech hedges.

It is possible that Bannisters Road is related to Bannisters Farm which was located close to the current site of Tesco, near Ashenden.

If you have any interesting information about Bannisters Road, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Curling Vale

Curling Vale runs from Old Palace Road to The Crossways, most of it being served by the Number 18 bus service.

If you have any interesting information about Curling Vale, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

East Meads

Running from Queen Eleanors Road to Bannisters Road, East Meads is quite broad and is served by the Number 18 bus route.

If you have any interesting information about East Meads, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Elmside

Running from Madrid Road near the Cathedral roundabout to Hedgeway, Elmside is one of the main roads into the village, being sign-posted from Madrid Road for traffic having left the A3-Southbound. There is a bus stop on Madrid Road for the Number 5 bus service that runs between Park Barn (including Royal Surrey County Hospital) and town centre at the Friary Bus Station.

If you have any interesting information about Elmside, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Farm Walk

Farm Walk is centrally located within Onslow Village, adjacent to the tennis courts, Recreation Ground, Arboretum, Onslow Infants School and the parade of shops at The Square. Farm Walk is also home to the only listed building in the village, Wilderness Farmhouse, which, according to the Guildford Borough Council conservation appraisal, is a Grade II Listed building. It was built in the late 16th century and divided in the 19th and 20th centuries.

If you have any interesting information about Farm Walk, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Friars Gate

If you have any interesting information about Friars Gate, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Hedgeway

Dropping down from Bannisters Road to Old Palace Road, Hedgeway is served by the Number 18 bus.

If you have any interesting information about Hedgeway, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Henley Bank

If you have any interesting information about Henley Bank, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

High View Road

High View Road, as the name suggests, occupies a lofty position at the Northern end of the village, backing onto the A31 Farnham Road. High View Road is served by the Number 18 bus route. It is also home to what I believe to be the newest built properties in the village - these having been built at some point between 2006 and 2007.

If you have any interesting information about High View Road, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Litchfield Way

Litchfield Way is named after Mr Frederick Litchfield who was due to be the first Chairman of the Onslow Village Management Committee. Mr Litchfield died in January 1923, having spent time in Cape Town, creating a garden village.

If you have any interesting information about Litchfield Way, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Manor Way

Manor Way is a straight road that runs from its junction with the A3 Southbound by the Services to The Crossways. It is served by the Number 18 bus service, and has direct access to The Arboretum and Recreation Ground.

The name Manor Way almost certainly relates to Manor Farm, which lies to the North of the A3. Manor Farm was where the Guildford Park Manor House was sited until it fell into disuse. There is a scheduled ancient monument at the site, being the only remains of the original Manor House.

If you have any interesting information about Manor Way, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Orchard Road

If you have any interesting information about Orchard Road, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Powell Close

Located just off Wilderness Road, Powell Close is home to Onslow Infants School. It is adjacent to the shops, Recreation Ground and borders onto the A3.

Powell Close is named after Mr Herbert Andrews Powell who was the first Chairman of the Onslow Village Management Committee.

If you have any interesting information about Powell Close, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Queen Eleanors Road

Queen Eleanors Road runs from Elmside to Wildnerness Road, and is home to Queen Eleanors School. For those who want to take their chances, there is direct access to the A3 Southbound at the point at which Queen Eleanors Road and Wilderness Road meet.

It is possible that Queen Eleanor's Road is named after Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine - the wife of Henry II. Henry II created Guildford Park in 1154, and extended the boundaries of the Royal Forest of Windsor to include the area in which Onslow Village is located.

If you have any interesting information about Queen Eleanors Road, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

The Drive

If you have any interesting information about The Drive, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

The Square

The Square is centrally located, and is the centre of the village in terms of services and facilities. Here, there is the parade of shops, Village Hall, Tennis Courts, Recreation Centre and Onslow Infants School. The Number 18 bus service passes through here, with stops at Farm Walk (Tennis Courts and Shops) and Powell Close (Onslow Infants).

If you have any interesting information about The Square, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Thorn Bank

If you have any interesting information about Thorn Bank, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Vicarage Gate

Vicarage Gate is, unsurprisingly, home to All Saints Church.

If you have any interesting information about Vicarage Gate, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

West Meads

If you have any interesting information about West Meads, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Wilderness Road

The foundation stone for Onslow Village was laid by The Countess of Onslow on the 1st of May 1920 in Wilderness Farm Road.

If you have any interesting information about Wildernes Road, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.

 

Windsor Close

If you have any interesting information about Windsor Close, including photographs, history or trivia, please drop me a line.